Severe leg cramping?

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Severe leg cramping?
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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 3:04pm
I never had this with Carsyn, has anyone else had it? I actually wake up the pain hurts to bad.
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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 4:07pm

Hmm..I get more charlie horses in my calves at night when I stretch in bed...but I'm awake when I get them.

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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 5:59pm
My feet just started getting cramps this week. But it hasn't traveled up my legs yet.
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Registered: 11-16-2006
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 6:55pm
It hasn't started with this one yet, but I got them really bad with my first pregnancy. I learned theat I needed to use my other leg to flex the foot on the cramping leg. Other than that it just sucks and doesn't really go away. Good luck.

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Registered: 05-04-2005
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 1:40am

I upped my salt intake this pregnancy, and have had hardly any leg cramps this time around compared with the every other night cramps that I got in my calves last pregnancy. My midwife says that often it's recommended to up your potassium or calcium (bananas and milk are often recommended) but that salting your food to taste is the most effective.

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 9:12pm
Thank you =] I've been advioding salt like the plague because I've been terrified of swelling like last time.
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